1. Helps me tune everything else out.

2.  Pumps me up. (Helps me push through “the suck”.)

3. I’m distracted throughout the day anyways, so why change?

4.  I already have a noisy head.

5. There might be an emergency (phone users).

6. I don’t want to talk to anyone.

7. I don’t want to listen to anyone.

8. I don’t want anyone talking TO me.

9.  I like to talk on my phone while working out/walking.

10. I just can’t exercise without it. (i.e., because I can.)

Now, if you are training for a race. Check out this brief article on why you SHOULDN’T take your headphones to the gym . 

Dr. Rob BellThe Hinge Dr. Rob Bell is a Sport Psychology coach. DRB & Associates based in Indianapolis works with  athletes, coaches, and teams building their Mental Toughness.  His 2nd book titled The Hinge: The  Importance of Mental Toughness was released. Twitter: @drrobbell